Fixed Wing Pilot (Cessna 550)

Chloeta is a dynamic international service provider for the public and private sector.  We solve complex problems in austere environments for our clients.  

Pilots may be assigned a diverse range of missions, including but not limited to: Infrared, Recon, Air Tactical and Resource/Forest Health.  Pilots in Command (PIC) and Second in Command (SIC) must be fully qualified and current in the aircraft and mission.  Trainees must be fully qualified and current in the aircraft but may be assigned without mission specific qualification or currency.   Pilots should expect the possibility to fly over adverse mountainous terrain, in inclement conditions, and conduct night operations. Some flights will involve landings and/or low approaches to uncontrolled airstrips in remote locations during the hours of daylight and darkness.

Duty Station: Boise, ID
Minimum Pilot Requirements

  • Current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Airplane
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Have either 100 hours PIC time in fixed-wing airplanes during the preceding 12 months, or be able to comply with Forest Service Alternate Means of Compliance (AMOC)
  • Subject to Washington Office (WO) Pilot Standardization Branch review and approval after inspection of the pilot logbook, licenses, medical, and professional flying experience relative to the proposed position
  • Current Class II Medical Certificate

  • Represent Chloeta professionally at times
  • Be prepared for dispatch within 15 minutes of notification to launch each day while on duty  
  • Ensure aircraft operations are conducted in accordance with USFS approved operational directives, USFS Aviation Management 5700 Manual, 5709.16 Handbook, approved Forest Service and Interagency Guides and Standards, and other USFS policies, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) by all personnel engaged in flight operations
  • Conduct operations in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules, and USFS Aviation Management 5700 Manual, 5709.16 Handbook and approved Forest Service and Interagency Guides when flying any missions 
  • Conduct training in USFS aircraft on a non-interference basis with mission operations
  • Complete all post flight documentation to include logs for flight time, pilot availability, maintenance, Operational Loads Monitoring System (OLMS), and any other routine reporting requirements 
  • Report close calls and complete other flight reporting 
  • Support aircraft maintenance by performing the following tasks when necessary: towing, taxiing, engine runs;flight verification, and flights to evaluate and/or validate the functionality and performance of non-safety of flight equipment; performance of pre-flight or turnaround checks; servicing such as fueling, window wash, hydraulic fluids, and oil

Compensation and Work Schedule
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience, education and capability
  • Standard duty schedule options are 6 days on duty and 1 off or 12 days on and 2 off
  • Aircrews could receive mission tasking for up to 12 consecutive days in any 14 day period, not to exceed Flight Hour and Duty Limitations
  • Each Pilot will establish a Home of Record (HOR) from which reimbursable travel expenses will be calculated. Any travel that is not Government directed or approved will be at the Pilot’s expense

Security Clearance
  • Pilot Minimum Background Investigations (MBI): Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 background investigations are no longer required; Flight crew member record checks required in accordance with 49 USC 44703 and 49 CFR 1544.230, regardless of the type of operation being conducted (parts 91,121,125,133,135,137 or public aircraft) must be completed

Travel/Relocation Required
  • The default base of operations is the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), Boise, ID; Pilots will be highly mobile and routinely deployed to and from select Interagency Bases throughout the United States and its territories, as requested by the ordering agency
  • Government Ordered Travel: All Government reimbursed authorized travel expenses (airfare, ground transportation, etc.) must be approved in advance of the travel based on estimated costs; Lodging and per diem costs associated with this requirement is reimbursable for Pilot positions

Additional Information

  • Refer to the Interagency Airplane Pilot Practical Test Standards (IAPPTS) . The IAPPTS identifies and establishes additional pilot knowledge and skills that are expected for each specific interagency airplane.

It is the policy of Chloeta not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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